Deacon Charles Mathis

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Funeral services for Deacon Charles Mathis of Americus, Georgia will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Watts officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery. Deacon Mathis died peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his home.  


Deacon Charles Mathis was born in Americus, Georgia, on Christmas Day (December, 25), 1932.  He was the youngest son of the late Mr. Morrell Mathis and the late Mrs. Lula Bell McGrady Mathis.  He is preceded in death by two brothers; Morrell Mathis Jr. and Edward Lee McGrady and grandparents, Samuel and Lorena McGrady.  


Charles was a 1952 graduate of A. S. Staley High School, Americus, Georgia where he sang in the choir and participated in other activities. He was ordained as a deacon at the Old Shady Grove Baptist Church in 1985 under the pastorage of Rev. Robert Earl Hines.  He was a devoted member of Old Shady Grove until his health failed. For many years he worked in various industrial areas and retired from Wachovia Bank in 1992 as a Courier and Mail Room Worker. 


Memories will be cherished forever by his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Margaret Helen Smith-Mathis; a loving sister, Ozie Bell Mathis Calloway of Americus, Georgia; his loving daughters: Michelle Mathis (Kenneth) Paramore, Glenn Heights, Texas, Tanya Maris Mathis, Douglasville, Georgia, Wanda Jean Wade (Charles) Smith, Americus, Georgia, Gail Foster Mills, New Castle, Delaware, and Sandra Foster, Wilmington, Delaware; Sister in law: Lillie Ruth Smith, Americus, Georgia and Selma Smith, Louisville, Kentucky; one brother-in-law, Eugene Smith, Rochester, New York; devoted grandchildren: Katrina D. Hamilton, Americus, Georgia Desmond K. and Shayla K. Paramore of Glenn Heights, Texas, Charles J. Smith, Americus, Georgia and one great grandchild; Bryce D. Hamilton, Americus, Georgia; one devoted niece, Belinda Calloway (Larry) Ware of Rex, Georgia; two cousins who were like brothers: Eugene (Billie) Mathis of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Donnell (Louise) Mathis of Hartford Connecticut and Craig Walker (like a son) of Americus, Georgia. Charles is also survived by special friends and families including the Perry Harris Family, Annie Ruth Davis and Family, Jo Maxye Mckenzie, Ernest and Evelyn Solomon, George Glover and a host of other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.





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Mae Belle Thomas United States
1/24/2015 8:31:19 PM #

May God Strengthen you and the girls during this time of sorrow.  Trust Him to comfort you and hold you in His loving arms.

Mae Belle Thomas  (MBT)


Julie B United States
1/25/2015 7:19:21 AM #

Julie Bonds


Stephanie Daniels United States
1/26/2015 7:09:04 AM #

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. You are in my prayers.


Julie Bonds United States
1/26/2015 9:38:29 AM #

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the Mathis family during this time.


Valencia Bryant May United States
1/27/2015 9:14:54 PM #

Michelle...I am sorry for the loss of your father. Praying for comfort and peace.
God Bless


Earlobe Robinson United States
1/27/2015 10:49:53 PM #

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I was so sadden by the news.I remember Mr.Mathis from when we were neighbors next door. I am so sorry for your loss. To Michelle, Tonya and Mrs Margaret my prayers are with you all in your time of bereavement. sorry I can't be there but you all are in my prayers. May he rest in peace. I love you all we were just like family


Earlene Robinson United States
1/27/2015 10:59:45 PM #

My thoughts and prayers are with you all my heart was sadden when I heard the news to Michelle Tonya and Mrs Margaret you all were like family.Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. I love you all


Earlene Robinson United States
1/27/2015 11:03:36 PM #



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